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Talsen, Sassmacken, Tuckum websites #courland #latvia

bgephart@...
 

As of this afternoon, I have the websites for Talsen, Sassmacken, and
Tuckum updated with new photographs, maps and records. They also have
new, easy-to-remember, URL's:

http://www.sassmacken.org
http://www.talsen.org
http://www.tuckum.org

I know several of you made trips to Latvia this summer like I did. When
you get through your material, please consider sharing any material you
might have on these towns. You can e-mail me at bgephart@comcast.net.

Looking forward to hearing >from you.

Sincerely,
Betsy Thal Gephart
bgephart@comcast.net

Researching THAL, KRAMER, SCHATZ, LEVY and others >from Courland.


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Talsen, Sassmacken, Tuckum websites #courland #latvia

bgephart@...
 

As of this afternoon, I have the websites for Talsen, Sassmacken, and
Tuckum updated with new photographs, maps and records. They also have
new, easy-to-remember, URL's:

http://www.sassmacken.org
http://www.talsen.org
http://www.tuckum.org

I know several of you made trips to Latvia this summer like I did. When
you get through your material, please consider sharing any material you
might have on these towns. You can e-mail me at bgephart@comcast.net.

Looking forward to hearing >from you.

Sincerely,
Betsy Thal Gephart
bgephart@comcast.net

Researching THAL, KRAMER, SCHATZ, LEVY and others >from Courland.


The MaHaRSHa [was: The Kalonymus Family] #rabbinic

Yisrael Asper <yisraelasper@...>
 

On 2003.09.24, Larry Tauber <Ltauber@ctswlaw.com> wrote:

Even if the Kalonymides were not Leviim, this would not necessarily
mean they could not be ancestors of the MaHaRSHa (who was a Levi)
and his relative the TaZ (also a Levi), at least according to Paul
Jacobi who in his researches stated that their descent >from the
Kalonymide family was through a maternal line.
Rabbi Yehuda HaChassid was the father of
Rabbi Zalman HaLevi father of
Rabbi Dov Beirish HaLevi Ashkenazi father of
Rabbi Shimshon HaLevi of Regenspurg father of
Rabbi Avraham HaLevi father of
Rabbi Shimshon HaLevi of Spira father of
Rabbi David HaLevi father of
Rabbi Yosef Yaakov HaLevi father of
Rabbi Menachem Mendel HaLevi father of
Rabbi Zalman Dov HaLevi father of
Rabbi David HaLevi father of
Rabbi Yerucham HaLevi reputedly among the great Chachamim of Germany
father of
Rabbi Gershon HaLevi reputedly among the great Kabbalists in the
land of Israel father of
Rabbi Yosef HaLevi father of
Rabbi Shalom HaLevi (these later two were, like their ancestors reputedly
among the great Chachamim of Germany) father of
Rabbi Leibush HaLevi father of
Rabbi Yosef HaLevi father of
Rabbi Moshe HaLevi (these later three were reputedly among the great
Chachamim of Poland) father of
Rabbi Avraham HaLevi father of
Rabbi Shlomo Zalman HaLevi father of
Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi descendent of a Rabbi Shabtai HaLevi HOROWITZ
and father of
The MaHaRSHa.

The mother of the MaHaRSHa was Gitel daughter of
Rabbi Tzvi HELMAN of Prague, brother of the father of the MaHaRaL and
son-in-law of Rabbi Eliezer TREVES (the TREVES family was
descended from
Rashi) who in turn was the son of
Rabbi (Naftali) Hertz TREVES the author of Siddur Rabbi Hertz and
descendent of
Rabbeinu Shmuel a son of
Rabbi Yehuda HaChassid (a Kalonymous).

As can be seen with multiple ways he could claim descent >from the
House of King David, he didn't need the Kalonymus family for it.
Also being descended >from the Kalonymus family on his mother's side
the MaHaRSHa would not need to have Kalonymus descent to be forged
in his honor on his father's side. As for the MaHaRSHa being a Levi,
on the MaHaRSHa's tombstone is written that he was Rabbi Shmuel
Eliezer ben Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi.

Yisrael Asper


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic The MaHaRSHa [was: The Kalonymus Family] #rabbinic

Yisrael Asper <yisraelasper@...>
 

On 2003.09.24, Larry Tauber <Ltauber@ctswlaw.com> wrote:

Even if the Kalonymides were not Leviim, this would not necessarily
mean they could not be ancestors of the MaHaRSHa (who was a Levi)
and his relative the TaZ (also a Levi), at least according to Paul
Jacobi who in his researches stated that their descent >from the
Kalonymide family was through a maternal line.
Rabbi Yehuda HaChassid was the father of
Rabbi Zalman HaLevi father of
Rabbi Dov Beirish HaLevi Ashkenazi father of
Rabbi Shimshon HaLevi of Regenspurg father of
Rabbi Avraham HaLevi father of
Rabbi Shimshon HaLevi of Spira father of
Rabbi David HaLevi father of
Rabbi Yosef Yaakov HaLevi father of
Rabbi Menachem Mendel HaLevi father of
Rabbi Zalman Dov HaLevi father of
Rabbi David HaLevi father of
Rabbi Yerucham HaLevi reputedly among the great Chachamim of Germany
father of
Rabbi Gershon HaLevi reputedly among the great Kabbalists in the
land of Israel father of
Rabbi Yosef HaLevi father of
Rabbi Shalom HaLevi (these later two were, like their ancestors reputedly
among the great Chachamim of Germany) father of
Rabbi Leibush HaLevi father of
Rabbi Yosef HaLevi father of
Rabbi Moshe HaLevi (these later three were reputedly among the great
Chachamim of Poland) father of
Rabbi Avraham HaLevi father of
Rabbi Shlomo Zalman HaLevi father of
Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi descendent of a Rabbi Shabtai HaLevi HOROWITZ
and father of
The MaHaRSHa.

The mother of the MaHaRSHa was Gitel daughter of
Rabbi Tzvi HELMAN of Prague, brother of the father of the MaHaRaL and
son-in-law of Rabbi Eliezer TREVES (the TREVES family was
descended from
Rashi) who in turn was the son of
Rabbi (Naftali) Hertz TREVES the author of Siddur Rabbi Hertz and
descendent of
Rabbeinu Shmuel a son of
Rabbi Yehuda HaChassid (a Kalonymous).

As can be seen with multiple ways he could claim descent >from the
House of King David, he didn't need the Kalonymus family for it.
Also being descended >from the Kalonymus family on his mother's side
the MaHaRSHa would not need to have Kalonymus descent to be forged
in his honor on his father's side. As for the MaHaRSHa being a Levi,
on the MaHaRSHa's tombstone is written that he was Rabbi Shmuel
Eliezer ben Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi.

Yisrael Asper


Archaic Medical Terms #general

esjoachim@...
 

The following website is wonderful in explaining medical terminology with
which we are unfamiliar.

http://www.paul_smith.doctors.org.uk/ArchaicMedicalTerms.htm

I have used it to understand causes of death found in documents dating
back to the early 1800's.

Eden Joachim
Pomona, New York

esjoachim@optonline.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Archaic Medical Terms #general

esjoachim@...
 

The following website is wonderful in explaining medical terminology with
which we are unfamiliar.

http://www.paul_smith.doctors.org.uk/ArchaicMedicalTerms.htm

I have used it to understand causes of death found in documents dating
back to the early 1800's.

Eden Joachim
Pomona, New York

esjoachim@optonline.net


We Remember the Jewish Musicians from Poland! #general

Ada Holtzman <ada01@...>
 

I am pleased to announce a new web site in my Zchor (Remember!) domain.
It is a virtual page of commemoration of Jewish Musicians in Poland
between the Two World Wars and in the Holocaust.
It is based on the book of Issachar Fater: "Jewish Music in Poland
between the World Wars" Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House Ltd., Tel
Aviv 1992, ISBN 965-02-0060-6

I am very thankful to Mr. Fater for giving me the honor to translate,
extract and post parts of this important book in the Internet.

Nowadays all the world knows about one musician, which appears in the
lexicon of that book many years before he became a legend in a film, and
this is of course Wladislaw Szpilman, "the Pianist", in the well known
film of Roman Polanski. But very few know about his father, the musician
Szmuel Szpilman, perished in ghetto Warsaw, or his uncle, Reuwen Szpilman,
a pious Jew, gifted with many musical talents, born in Ostrowice,
father of 8 musician children and musical grandchildren, murdered in
Treblinka...

These were part of a whole world of Jewish musicians, who graced this
earth with their music, classical and traditional Jewish, jazz and
folklore, singing and playing endless instruments, conductors, masters,
violinists, pianists, composers... Unfortunately most of them were not as
fortunate as Wladislaw Szpilman who survived the Holocaust, and their
music as their lives were cut off in the middle of creation and the middle
of life, by the Nazis and their collaborators.

The web site contains the table of contents of the book, 24 names of the
detailed biographies in the book, of the greatest musicians considered by
the author:
BEIGELMAN Dawid, BERNSTEIN Abraham Mosze, DAWIDOWICZ Abraham Cwi,
EISENSTADT Dawid, EISENSTADT Marysia-Miriam, FAJWISZIS Israel, GEBIRTIG
Mordechaj, GERSTEIN Jakub, GIMPEL Bronislaw, GLATSTEIN Jakub, GLATSTEIN
Israel, GOLD Henryk, HUBERMAN Bronislaw, KAMINSKI Josef, KIPNIS Menachem,
KON Chanoch (Henech), RUBINSTEIN Artur, SIROTA Gerszon, SLIEP Abraham,
SZERMAN Pinchas, SZLOSBERG Icchak, SZNEUR Mosze, TAUB Rabbi Szaul Jedidja
Eleazar and ZAKS Icchak.
As you can see >from the above list, not all of these musicians were
murdered in the Holocaust. But the book laments the grand Jewish culture
which reached in Poland its highest climax and which was lost, destroyed
by the Germans in the Holocaust.

All these musicians were part of this great spirit, nourished and
developed in Poland in the first half of the 20th century. I have
translated one biography of Marysia (Miriam) Eisenstadt, as a
mirror to the young Jewish Polish generation of great talents and
promise, so cruelly destroyed in the prime of life.

The lexicon itself contains 368 names (a partial list) was compiled by
the author Mr. Issachar Fater >from tens of books about Jewish music,
Jewish Theater and culture and >from tens of Yizkor books, which the author
studied, during 15 years of his life...

The book was originally written and published in Yiddish and recently a
Polish version was also published in Poland.

I have extracted the details about the musician's musical subject of
activity, his years of birth and death if available, his town of birth
and town of main activity. The book itself contains a biography
about each musician.

I hope this memorial web page will help to inspire people to study and
remember the great Jewish-Polish heritage which was and is no more...

http://www.zchor.org/fater/musicians.htm
http://www.zchor.org/fater/lexicon.htm

Shalom 5763, shalom 5764!

Shana Tova,

Ada Holtzman
www.zchor.org


Shanah Tovah #general

David Zohar <dzohar@...>
 

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!

David Zohar
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen We Remember the Jewish Musicians from Poland! #general

Ada Holtzman <ada01@...>
 

I am pleased to announce a new web site in my Zchor (Remember!) domain.
It is a virtual page of commemoration of Jewish Musicians in Poland
between the Two World Wars and in the Holocaust.
It is based on the book of Issachar Fater: "Jewish Music in Poland
between the World Wars" Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House Ltd., Tel
Aviv 1992, ISBN 965-02-0060-6

I am very thankful to Mr. Fater for giving me the honor to translate,
extract and post parts of this important book in the Internet.

Nowadays all the world knows about one musician, which appears in the
lexicon of that book many years before he became a legend in a film, and
this is of course Wladislaw Szpilman, "the Pianist", in the well known
film of Roman Polanski. But very few know about his father, the musician
Szmuel Szpilman, perished in ghetto Warsaw, or his uncle, Reuwen Szpilman,
a pious Jew, gifted with many musical talents, born in Ostrowice,
father of 8 musician children and musical grandchildren, murdered in
Treblinka...

These were part of a whole world of Jewish musicians, who graced this
earth with their music, classical and traditional Jewish, jazz and
folklore, singing and playing endless instruments, conductors, masters,
violinists, pianists, composers... Unfortunately most of them were not as
fortunate as Wladislaw Szpilman who survived the Holocaust, and their
music as their lives were cut off in the middle of creation and the middle
of life, by the Nazis and their collaborators.

The web site contains the table of contents of the book, 24 names of the
detailed biographies in the book, of the greatest musicians considered by
the author:
BEIGELMAN Dawid, BERNSTEIN Abraham Mosze, DAWIDOWICZ Abraham Cwi,
EISENSTADT Dawid, EISENSTADT Marysia-Miriam, FAJWISZIS Israel, GEBIRTIG
Mordechaj, GERSTEIN Jakub, GIMPEL Bronislaw, GLATSTEIN Jakub, GLATSTEIN
Israel, GOLD Henryk, HUBERMAN Bronislaw, KAMINSKI Josef, KIPNIS Menachem,
KON Chanoch (Henech), RUBINSTEIN Artur, SIROTA Gerszon, SLIEP Abraham,
SZERMAN Pinchas, SZLOSBERG Icchak, SZNEUR Mosze, TAUB Rabbi Szaul Jedidja
Eleazar and ZAKS Icchak.
As you can see >from the above list, not all of these musicians were
murdered in the Holocaust. But the book laments the grand Jewish culture
which reached in Poland its highest climax and which was lost, destroyed
by the Germans in the Holocaust.

All these musicians were part of this great spirit, nourished and
developed in Poland in the first half of the 20th century. I have
translated one biography of Marysia (Miriam) Eisenstadt, as a
mirror to the young Jewish Polish generation of great talents and
promise, so cruelly destroyed in the prime of life.

The lexicon itself contains 368 names (a partial list) was compiled by
the author Mr. Issachar Fater >from tens of books about Jewish music,
Jewish Theater and culture and >from tens of Yizkor books, which the author
studied, during 15 years of his life...

The book was originally written and published in Yiddish and recently a
Polish version was also published in Poland.

I have extracted the details about the musician's musical subject of
activity, his years of birth and death if available, his town of birth
and town of main activity. The book itself contains a biography
about each musician.

I hope this memorial web page will help to inspire people to study and
remember the great Jewish-Polish heritage which was and is no more...

http://www.zchor.org/fater/musicians.htm
http://www.zchor.org/fater/lexicon.htm

Shalom 5763, shalom 5764!

Shana Tova,

Ada Holtzman
www.zchor.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Shanah Tovah #general

David Zohar <dzohar@...>
 

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!

David Zohar
Jerusalem


Re: "Boat Roma 1927" #general

NFatouros@...
 

On Sept. 25, 03 Naomi Barnett asked about the ship Roma on which her
mother sailed to Jaffa in 1927. She also wanted to know about finding a
passenger list.

There is a picture of the Roma at:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6508/BACA.HTM

Some information about the Roma's sailing dates can be seen at:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~calitri/Calitri/TheyCameByShip/ShipsDone.htm

>from messages I found at ancestory.com's Italian message board, I
gather that the Roma may have departed >from the port at Genoa, stopping at
Jaffa and proceeding >from Jaffa to New York.

For obtaining a passenger list for 1927, Ms. Barnett should write to
the Central Zionist Archives's "Search Bureau for Information about
Immigrants," addressing her email to:

familyresearch@jazo.org.il

More than a month ago, Sharon Visser of this Service, who was very
helpful to me in finding the passenger list for a cousin of my grandfather
who had arrived in Palestine 1924, wrote to Jewishgen that she had been
succeeded in her job by Ruth an Tamara. By now Ms. an Tamara should have
become familiar with the methods used by the Search Bureau.

If Ms. Barnett happens to know the month on which her mother arrived in
Jaffa, that would greatly facilitate Ms. an Tamara's search for her mother
and the passengers who sailed with her.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa,St. Petersburg and
Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL,
Shcherets; LEVY, WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT,
Tarnopol, Podwolochisk, Berdichev; BEHAM, Salok and Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY,
Ostryna.


Solving Family Mysteries #general

Bkhait@...
 

If genealogy has helped you solve a family mystery and you'd like to share
your story, please contact me privately for an upcoming Family Chronicle
article at bkhait@aol.com.

Barbara Khait
bkhait@aol.com
Somerset, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: "Boat Roma 1927" #general

NFatouros@...
 

On Sept. 25, 03 Naomi Barnett asked about the ship Roma on which her
mother sailed to Jaffa in 1927. She also wanted to know about finding a
passenger list.

There is a picture of the Roma at:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6508/BACA.HTM

Some information about the Roma's sailing dates can be seen at:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~calitri/Calitri/TheyCameByShip/ShipsDone.htm

>from messages I found at ancestory.com's Italian message board, I
gather that the Roma may have departed >from the port at Genoa, stopping at
Jaffa and proceeding >from Jaffa to New York.

For obtaining a passenger list for 1927, Ms. Barnett should write to
the Central Zionist Archives's "Search Bureau for Information about
Immigrants," addressing her email to:

familyresearch@jazo.org.il

More than a month ago, Sharon Visser of this Service, who was very
helpful to me in finding the passenger list for a cousin of my grandfather
who had arrived in Palestine 1924, wrote to Jewishgen that she had been
succeeded in her job by Ruth an Tamara. By now Ms. an Tamara should have
become familiar with the methods used by the Search Bureau.

If Ms. Barnett happens to know the month on which her mother arrived in
Jaffa, that would greatly facilitate Ms. an Tamara's search for her mother
and the passengers who sailed with her.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa,St. Petersburg and
Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL,
Shcherets; LEVY, WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT,
Tarnopol, Podwolochisk, Berdichev; BEHAM, Salok and Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY,
Ostryna.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Solving Family Mysteries #general

Bkhait@...
 

If genealogy has helped you solve a family mystery and you'd like to share
your story, please contact me privately for an upcoming Family Chronicle
article at bkhait@aol.com.

Barbara Khait
bkhait@aol.com
Somerset, NJ


SMITH, St. Paul,MN 1922 #general

Michael A. Kassner <mikehanna@...>
 

September 24, 2003
Thursday

Would any genealogy researcher who frequently visits any St.
Paul library check for me the obituary of my Great grandfather, Charles
SMITH. His date of death is August 27th, 1922. He is buried in St. Paul,
MN. Please check between the dates of 8/24/1922 and 8/30/1922, and if
there are any other SMITH'S listed during that time period would be also
of interest to me.

The newspaper is Pioneer Press.

Thank You

Michael Kassner
Valparaiso, Indiana

mikehanna@juno.com

Researching:
Charles and Rachel SMITH St Paul, MN
Michael and Anna SMITH ST Paul, MN
Harry and Marie SMITH Chicago,IL


marriage of first cousins #general

jutel@...
 

Thanks to all who made suggestions about the marriage of
first cousins in my family. I have had some problems
replying individually to all to express my thanks.

Annemarie Jutel
Dunedin, NZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SMITH, St. Paul,MN 1922 #general

Michael A. Kassner <mikehanna@...>
 

September 24, 2003
Thursday

Would any genealogy researcher who frequently visits any St.
Paul library check for me the obituary of my Great grandfather, Charles
SMITH. His date of death is August 27th, 1922. He is buried in St. Paul,
MN. Please check between the dates of 8/24/1922 and 8/30/1922, and if
there are any other SMITH'S listed during that time period would be also
of interest to me.

The newspaper is Pioneer Press.

Thank You

Michael Kassner
Valparaiso, Indiana

mikehanna@juno.com

Researching:
Charles and Rachel SMITH St Paul, MN
Michael and Anna SMITH ST Paul, MN
Harry and Marie SMITH Chicago,IL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen marriage of first cousins #general

jutel@...
 

Thanks to all who made suggestions about the marriage of
first cousins in my family. I have had some problems
replying individually to all to express my thanks.

Annemarie Jutel
Dunedin, NZ


Re: Cost of travel from Vienna to UK #unitedkingdom

Sybille Amber <sybilleamber@...>
 

Mid- 1939: Please contact the

http://www.doew.at/

Altes Rathaus
Wipplingerstr. 6-8
A-1010 Wien

Telefon:
+43-1-53436/90319

The last train >from Vienna departured in 1938 as much as I can remember
(oral history: granny).
The " last train" is well remebered in history.

Sybille Amber
http://www.geocities.com/sybilleamber

I'm sorry, I should have stated that the time for the train trip
is mid - 1939.

Apologies

Robert W Fraser
Dianella, Western Australia
rwfgjf@iinet.net.au
***

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Fraser [mailto:rwfgjf@iinet.net.au]
Sent: Wednesday, 17 September 2003 10:41 AM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: Cost of travel >from Vienna to UK

As part of some background research on my family history, I'm
wondering if anyone can hazard a guess, or even come up with an
actual figure, of how much it would have cost to buy a ticket
from Vienna by train via Belgium to Ostend and thence by ferry to
Dover.


Name of Funeral Home in Chicago #general

Barry Finkel <b19141@...>
 

I am looking for the name of the funeral home that was at
5145 N. Broadway in Chicago. I need to contact that funeral home
regarding one of my relatives. At that address now is a Hatian church.
Thanks.
--Barry Finkel
Chicago, IL USA